Monthly Round-up: December 2016
Now that we—this whole community—are looking forward to expanding our horizons as the Kosmos Society it is worth remembering that we will not be losing the content that we all have been building and contributing to. So welcome to the Monthly Round-up for December: your chance to catch up on articles or discussions you may have missed or want to revisit.
The following videos were released—and remember you can find further videos featuring discussions and interviews here.
CHS Open House: ‘A Hero Named Heather and Other Peculiarities in The Cattle-Raid of Fraech‘, with Joseph F. Nagy—Joseph Falaky Nagy, the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Irish Studies at Harvard University introduced the story and themes in this early medieval Irish saga.
CHS Dialogues | The Song of Moses, The Shield of Achilles, and ox-vision Hera—Keith Stone and Gregory Nagy discussed Keith Stone’s new book; the Shield of Achilles in Iliad 18 and in myths about Homer, and the meaning of Hera’s and Athena’s epithets
The Lives of Homer as Aetiologies for Homeric Poetry—in a video prepared for an international conference, Gregory Nagy explored the myths relating to the Lives of Homer
“The Lives of Homer” and “Life of Ferdowsi” Myths—in a video prepared for an international conference, Gregory Nagy and Olga M. Davidson shared their combined research about the uses of myths about poets as sources of historical information about their reception
The following title is now available online at CHS Publications:
Keith Stone: Singing Moses’s Song: A Performance-Critical Analysis of Deuteronomy’s Song of Moses—read more about it here
La Vie des Classiques is making available the videos from HeroesX with French subtitles. Read more here.
Walk around New York City with ancient gods!—Bill Moulton shared images of representations depicting ancient Greek gods
All topics remain open for continuation. Here are some of the discussions active during December:
- Oath of Tyndareus—who was present, according to different sources, and what transpired
- What were the sounds of ancient Greece?—examples of how different sounds and noises are described in the texts
- New York City and ancient gods—further discussion or examples of classical representations in modern cities
- Rhapsody 23 —passages from Iliad and elsewhere about eating flesh of people, and animals, raw
The Book Club took a break in December, but will be covering ancient Roman works in the New Year. See here, and look out for further announcements!
This month Myrmidon introduced these topics of conversation—click on the images to join the discussions.
From the Archives
Although the Book Club took a break last month, it is never too late to join or add to the forum discussions—for example if you have subsequently read the texts, if you have joined recently, or if you have made additional connections in your reading. Here is a reminder of the selections from the past year, with links to the relevant discussions:
Book Club | January : Gilgamesh
Book Club | February: Beowulf
Book Club | March: Herodotus
Book Club | April: Aesop’s Fables
Book Club | May: Cattle-Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúalnge)
Book Club | August: Pandora
Book Club | September: Homeric Conversation
Book Club | October: Euripides Helen
Book Club | November: Thucydides
The series of blogs on Core Vocab terms also took a break in December, but will continue in the new year. Meanwhile you might be interested in revisiting some of the earlier posts and related forum discussions to explore examples of how these words—which are listed in H24H and are tracked in the Sourcebook and related texts—are used in contexts relating to ancient Greek heroes. Here are links to the posts from the past year:
Core Vocab: khoros
Core Vocab: moira
Core Vocab: thūmos
Core Vocab: hubris
Core Vocab: āthlos, āthlētēs
Core Vocab: phrēn, phrenes
Core Vocab: hēsukhos; hēsukhiā
Core Vocab: turannos
Core Vocab: sophos, sophiā
On the Core Vocab page itself you can find links to the forum discussions for some additional words.
Image credits can be found by following the links to the original posts.